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Questions tagged [meta-purim-torah-in-jest]

THIS QUESTION IS ONLY IN JEST. Purim Torah is a term used to describe humorous and satirical writings customarily read on the Jewish holiday of Purim.

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PTIJ: CAN EVERYONE PLEASE STOP SCREAMING? [closed]

I've recently been perusing some old questions, and it's come to my attention that users just have a habit of screaming an awful lot. It's an incessant amount of shouting on here, from birthday ...
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PTIJ: Should Alex give up his Best Answer Contest and Answerathon prizes? [closed]

As we all know, Alex is a script, designed to post HNQ on the Bam and good content on the site. (Though apparently he's been replaced with a newer model.) StackExchange’s terms of usage, under the ...
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PTIJ: How do I sign up with the Department of Mi Yodeya Security or other Mi Yodeya organizations? [closed]

Apparently, Mi Yodeya has a special Department of Security. Where can I sign up? I see we also have a Brotherhood of Hebrew HNQ Monitors, which apparently is lacking members at the moment. Where do I ...
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PTIJ: how do I differentiate the Alexes in the Gemara? [closed]

רבי אלכסנדרי is mentioned, per a sefaria search, about 30 or so times between the two gemaras. I was wondering, however, which of the two Alexes this is referring to. There are two Alexes on this ...
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PTIJ: Whose heart is רבות in? [closed]

I have a serious concern about one of our members. As Shlomo HaMelech once said (Mishlei 19:21): רבות מחשבות בלב איש רבות מחשבות is in the heart of man. I can’t imagine that’s a healthy ...
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PTIJ: How can we publicize falsehoods on our error and tour pages? [closed]

On the error 404 page, we see the following text: If someone says I toiled but did not find, do not believe him. If he says I found but did not toil, do not believe him. If he says I toiled and I ...
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PTIJ: Should math questions be on-topic? [closed]

I don't mean questions about math as pertains to Judaism. I mean straight-up math questions, like anything you'd see on Math.SE. The reason I feel this way is based on the Mishnah (Avos 3:18, ...
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PTIJ: Purim Torah in Tishrei [closed]

As we know, there is a Gezeira Shavah of פורים פורים מיום הכיפורים As such, the same way that we have PTIJ from Rosh Chodesh Adar until just after Purim, shouldn't we have PTIJ from Rosh Chodesh ...
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PTIJ: JOKE-A-THON!!!!!!1! [closed]

If you missed the earlier "Answerathon" thing, you can read about it here. Welcome to the first-ever Mi Yodeya Joke-a-thon! The goal here is to post as many funny jokes as possible and get your ...
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PTIJ: Worst post contest: 5779 [closed]

Have you seen (or written) a post on Mi Yodeya that you thought was really silly for missing a really obvious problem? Let's have a contest to help you tell everyone about it! This contest has one ...
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PTIJ: Worst Answer Contest winner! 5778 [closed]

Congratulations and Yeyasher Kochacha to the winner of the Worst Answer Contest 5778! Here is the original citation, submitted by msh210: I nominate the question: Implications of Samoa skipping a ...
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PTIJ: Is being mean to one's self against site policy? [closed]

The end of the "Be Nice" page says In summary, have fun, and be good to each other. This implies that being good to one's self is not necessarily required. I've noticed a certain user with a ...
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PTIJ: Why are so many Purim Torah posts on here not food related? [closed]

This time of year, we all have a policy we call “Purim Torah Ingest.” As the name implies, we’re supposed to be eating these things. As such, shouldn’t more of these be food related? Further, ...
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PTIJ - Stopping Leitzanus [closed]

According to Megillah 25b, which says: אמר רב נחמן כל ליצנותא אסירא בבר מליצנותא דעבודת כוכבים דשריא do the Mods have an obligation to delete or block Leitz from Mi Yodeya? This question is Purim ...
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PTIJ - Mah Nishtanah Mi Yodeya [closed]

How is this site different from all other sites? This question is Purim Torah and is not intended to be taken completely seriously. See the Purim Torah policy.
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PTIJ: Worst post contest: 5778 [closed]

Have you seen (or written) a post on Mi Yodeya that you thought was really silly for missing a really obvious problem? Let's have a contest to help you tell everyone about it! This contest has one ...
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Purim Torah Emergency! Severely underutilized resource [closed]

It has come to my attention that there is a German company that makes food-cutting equipment of all things called TREIF! What's more, its striking logo is CC-licensed for reuse with modification, ...
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Consequences of Electing a Former Moderator [closed]

Recently we elected a new moderator, Isaac Moses. However, Isaac used to serve as a moderator a few years prior. In what ways should we view this current position as a continuation of his previous ...
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Voting System Halacha [closed]

If it's assur to add and subtract (Devarim 13:1), is the voting system allowed? The Gemara (AZ 26a-b) says regarding Ovdei Avodah Zarah that lo ma'alin v'lo moridin. Does that mean that you can't vote ...
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Pesach related questions [closed]

The laws of Pesach suggest that one studies its laws starting 30 days before the holiday ("Starting from the day of Purim (which is thirty days before Passover), one should start teaching and learning ...
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Why would you suggest asking post-Purim questions before Purim? [closed]

Your Purim Torah policy says: Post Purim Torah questions between Rosh Chodesh Adar [Bet, if there is one] and a day or two after Purim, only. That doesn't make much sense. Why would you want ...
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My friend's halachic questions [closed]

So, umm, I've got this friend, you see. And this friend, he has some very case-specific and detailed halachic questions that he wants answers to. I, of course, don't need the answer to these questions ...
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Should drinking be required before Purim Torah questions? [closed]

I see some users have a hard time releasing their year-round seriousness before reviewing purim-torah-in-jest questions (e.g., the first comment here). Should we therefore require Yodeyans drink ...
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Where can I get a mod hat? [closed]

I understand that mod hats are only intended for mods to have, but I was wondering if it would be possible for me to get one anyway? Just like Super Bowl rings are occasionally put up for sale, ...
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Modulo the Mods [closed]

I'm told the mods here are "msh210", "Monica Cellio" and "Double AA". How do I calculate the equivalency classes defined by the congruence relation a (mod p) of a ∈ ℤ for p ∈&...
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What if your Orthodox rabbi tells you to ask your question on Mi Yodeya? [closed]

I can't tell you how often this has happened... I ask my Ortodox rabbi a question. He doesn't know the answer, and suggests that I ask it on Mi Yodeya. (He knows about this site and sometimes uses it....
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Is Double AA on-topic? [closed]

...I've been wondering for a while; is Double AA on-topic? Some believe that he is, clearly; what does the community think about this? Please source your answers :) This question is Purim Torah and ...
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Is closing a M.Y. question because it is “primarily opinion-based” a matter of opinion? [duplicate]

Many M.Y. questions are closed for the "opinion-based" reason. To me, that seems like a matter of 4 people's opinions, or just the moderator's opinion. That's my opinion on this policy. What's yours? ...
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Favorite close reason [closed]

My favorite close reason is Primarily Opinion Based. What's yours? This question is Purim Torah and is not intended to be taken completely seriously. See the Purim Torah policy.
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Should we stop using the ashera tree as our logo? [closed]

Not sure how this got past the mods, but I think it would be appropriate if we changed our logo and stopped using the image of an Ashera tree to represent this site. This question is Purim Torah and ...
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Incorrect assingment of reputation points? [closed]

The current system for awarding reputation points is 5 points for a vote on a question, and 10 points for a vote on an answer. However, the מאמר הכחם says - שאלת חכם חצי תשובה, a wise question is ...
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Should we flag outside of Israel? [closed]

The Bavli, M'gila 14 says: שאין אומרים הלל על נס שבחוצה לארץ We do not praise a flag that is outside of Israel. Should we non-Israelis flag posts on Mi Yodeya? This question is Purim Torah and ...
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Is a golem logo appropriate for this site? [closed]

One is not allowed to think Torah thoughts in a bathroom. Here this site doubts my humanity so I see this "golem". However, while I was thinking some Torah, I saw this inappropriately dressed humanoid....
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Is one allowed to have a Tree as a logo of Mi Yodeya? [closed]

This is a virtual beis medrash. A Beis Medrash is greater than a Shul. A Shul is like the Beis Hamikdash. One is not allowed to have a tree in the Beis Hamikdash, so kal vachomer not in a beis medrash....
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How do we treat questions that are Asur to ask? [closed]

Some questions, like this one, are anticipated by Halachic decisors and are expressly prohibited. How should we treat them on Mi Yodeya? Should we delete them? Should we close them but keep them ...
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Should we change the flag system? [closed]

Currently the site uses 'flags' to mark a comment as unconstructive (a word not recognized by the Merriam-Webster dictionary or our site's spell check by the way), offensive, or spam. However in ...